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Pakistan to manufacture railway passenger coaches from 2020

Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad on Friday announced that all passenger bogies would be manufactured indigenously at the Pakistan Railway Carriage Factory (PRCF) from next year…

Pakistan to manufacture railway passenger coaches from 2020
Multi-Modal Reset Terminal Opens in Georgia’s Batumi

Amulti-modal reset terminal was opened on the territory of the International Container Terminal located in Georgia’s Black Sea coastal city of Batumi, Ajara region. The Batumi International Container Terminal LLC, together with Medlog Georgia LLC, provides storage infrastructure on a 2 ha plot of land and 3000m2 modern indoor customs warehouse.

Multi-Modal Reset Terminal Opens in Georgia’s Batumi
Aqaba railway feasibility study agreed

The Saudi Jordanian Investment Fund and the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority have signed a memorandum of understanding to undertake feasibility and technical studies for the development of a 195 km railway connecting a planned inland dry port at Ma’an with port facilities around Aqaba…

Aqaba railway feasibility study agreed
El-Qantas tunnel to cut east-west journey times

ALGERIA: Trains have started running through the El-Qantas tunnel, which has been built as part of an ongoing programme to upgrade the Alger – Oran main line for faster speeds. Under construction since 2011, the 7·3 km twin-bore tunnel has been built for railway infrastructure authority ANESRIF by China Railway Construction Corp and its Turkish partner Ozgun Construction, with project management support from Systra and Poyry. Construction had been delayed by difficult geological conditions, but the bores were finally holed through in October 2017, and fitting out was completed by the end of 2018…

El-Qantas tunnel to cut east-west journey times
București airport rail link tendering underway

ROMANIA: Infrastructure manager CFR has called tenders for the design and construction of a 2·95 km rail connection to Terminal 1 at Henri Coandă International Airport, which would allow the operation of a direct rail service from the airport to București Nord station. The alignment would include a 1·5 km viaduct…

București airport rail link tendering underway
Ukrainian Railways ready to join extension of EU transport corridors

JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” (Ukrainian Railways) is ready to join the extension of the EU transport corridors with the Eastern Partnership countries.

 “Ukrzaliznytsia is ready to join the extension of the EU’s strategic transport corridors with the Eastern Partnership countries. The project provides for modernization and electrification of the strategic areas,” Chairman of the Ukrzaliznytsia Board Yevhen Kravtsov said, the press service of the company reports…

Ukrainian Railways ready to join extension of EU transport corridors
Bangladesh taps Progress Rail for GT Series power

Bangladesh Railways has ordered 40 EMD GT42ACL broad-gauge locomotives from Progress Rail—the first broad-gauge locomotives the company has supplied to Bangladesh…

Bangladesh taps Progress Rail for GT Series power
Fyra V250 trainset on test in Italy

Trenitalia has begun test running with one of the 17 AnsaldoBreda V250 trainsets which it acquired cheaply following their short and troubled life on Fyra services in the Netherlands and Belgium. The first test run left Milano Centrale for Bologna Centrale at 20:30 on February 4.

Fyra V250 trainset on test in Italy
India railway development reveals economic progress

Piyush Goyal, India’s Minister of Railways and Coal, recently posted a video online of the Vande Bharat Express, the country’s first semi high-speed rail. However, it was later revealed the footage had been doctored so the train would appear to travel faster than normal. 

India railway development reveals economic progress
DOTr to present final alignment of MindaRail’s phase 1 in Davao City

DAVAO CITY – Department of Transportation (DOTr) Assistant Secretary Eymard Eje will be presenting to the City Council of Davao on Thursday the final alignment for the Davao City side of Phase 1 of the Mindanao Railway Project (MindaRail).

DOTr to present final alignment of MindaRail’s phase 1 in Davao City
Indian prime minister launches Train 18 inter-city EMU

INDIAN prime minister Mr Narendra Modi marked the entry into commercial service of the domestically-developed Train 18 inter-city EMU on February 15, when he flagged off the prototype train in a ceremony at New Delhi station.

The 160km/h Train 18 set is being used on Delhi – Varanasi Vande Bahrat Expressservices, which operate daily, except on Mondays and Thursdays with intermediate stops at Kanpur – Allahabad.

Indian prime minister launches Train 18 inter-city EMU
Traction motors and generators

Traction motors and generators. We design, manufacture, overhaul and modernize electric motors!

Traction motors and generators
India approves $1.88bn Patna metro rail project

The Government of India has approved the Rs133.66bn ($1.88bn) Patna Metro Rail Project in the state of Bihar. The project will comprise two corridors and is expected to be completed in five years. In a statement, the government said that the metro system will offer an eco-friendly and convenient transportation alternative to the 2.6 million residents of the city.

India approves $1.88bn Patna metro rail project
Turkish, Portuguese firms win bid to construct Tanzania’s SGR

A joint venture between a Turkish and a Portuguese firm has won a tender for construction of 205 kilometres of Tanzania’s standard gauge railway, part of the 1,216km stretch that will eventually link Dar es Salaam with the rest of the country as well as with Rwanda and Burundi…

Turkish, Portuguese firms win bid to construct Tanzania’s SGR
China firm wins huge Nigerian railway contract

A state-owned Chinese rail company has signed an agreement with Nigeria to construct a railway line along the West African nation’s coast, a project dubbed as China’s biggest foreign infrastructure deal to date…

China firm wins huge Nigerian railway contract
Transnet, Botswana Railways collaborate to unlock coal reserves

Transnet and Botswana Railways on Thursday announced that they have resuscitated discussions on the construction of the heavy haul railway line that links the two countries in Lephalale, Limpopo…

Transnet, Botswana Railways collaborate to unlock coal reserves
1200km rail network to connect Dubai to Abu Dhabi by train

The line will also feature stops in Fujairah, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah… If you don’t have a car, travel between the Emirates can sometimes be a little tricky if you’re looking to head off the regular bus routes. But that’s set to change, as Etihad Rail have unveiled plans for a train track that will connect major ports across the emirates…

1200km rail network to connect Dubai to Abu Dhabi by train
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid takes a seat in Dubai's new Sky Pods

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a Sky Pod travelling through the air in Dubai — at least it could be soon, after the proposed new transport system was unveiled. The creation was given a royal inspection after Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of UAE and Ruler of Dubai and Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed reviewed the prototypes on show at the World Government Summit…

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid takes a seat in Dubai's new Sky Pods
Eithad Rail to create logistics facilities within ICAD

Etihad Rail has revealed it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Higher Corporation for Specialised Economic Zones (ZonesCorp) to establish a railway and logistics hub within Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD)…

Eithad Rail to create logistics facilities within ICAD
Railways to redevelop 50 stations at Rs 7500 crore

The Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) will invest Rs 7,500 crore for the redevelopment of 50 stations across the country in 2019, an official said on Tuesday…

Railways to redevelop 50 stations at Rs 7500 crore